Papa John’s International Inc.: Point-of-sale system upgrades challenge second-quarter results

By | August 8, 2014

Expenses related to the systemwide rollout of a new point-of-sale system and commodity prices, particularly for cheese, negatively affected Papa John


The company’s bottom line was affected by $868,000 in expenses related to the rollout of the chain’s proprietary FOCUS point-of-sale system. As of June 29, the POS system was in place in 383 restaurants, 369 of which are company-owned. Papa John’s said in its earnings report that it expected the majority of installations to be completed by the end of 2014.

The system, which requires new hardware, includes a driver dispatch system that uses GPS technology that enables drivers to determine optimal delivery routes. It also has a labor management system “that really takes us to the next level,” and that he expected would drive efficiency.